In an era marked by rapid technological advancements and evolving educational paradigms, staying ahead of the curve is crucial to effectively navigate change management procedures and optimize the overall student life cycle.

An effective Workday Student roadmap offers a strategic blueprint that enables organizations to outline the trajectory of implementing a new student information system, anticipate and address evolving student and faculty needs, and gain a glimpse into the future of academic administration.

In this article, we discuss the key components and initiatives within Workday Student roadmaps, exploring the innovative features and enhancements that further enhance student engagement and success.

How Does Workday Student Set Itself Apart?

Workday Student provides a modern student information system that enables higher education institutions to unify data, programs, and operations in a single platform and keep up with the ever-changing educational landscape.

With Workday Student, both students, faculty, and leaders can:

  • Access advanced tools to improve student self-service, engagement, and control
  • Leverage a flexible foundation and configurable data models to keep up with change
  • Import external data to Workday to gain a comprehensive view of the student experience
  • Drive integration with HR, Finance, and Planning to respond quickly to change
  • Identify and address issues with at-risk students in real-time
  • Manage operations across multiple departments and institutions on the same tenant to improve collaboration and connection

Building an Effective Workday Student Strategy

Since its inception in 2016, the Workday Student platform has undergone continuous innovation, leveraging customer feedback and an intuitive community brainstorming strategy to unite the entire campus in a single platform and facilitate student success at any institution.

Workday’s robust roadmap enables users to maximize their investment by replacing outdated student information systems, fostering continuous technology improvement, and driving better communication across university channels.

Key Phases for Workday Student Deployment

1) Plan

During the initial phase, project team members will finalize the project plan, scope, timeline, and strategies, such as integrations, change management, conversions, and more.

2) Architect, Configure, and Prototype

In this stage, project teams gather requirements, configure their new system, and prepare for system future testing and deployment phases.

3) Test and Deploy

Throughout the test and deploy stages, project teams conduct several rounds of testing, finalize integration plans, and conduct training to ensure users operate the system as expected.

4) Stabilize

In the stabilization stage, project teams ensure the system is prepared for everyday operations, offering critical fixes for post-go-live issues and providing support for internal teams.

How Can We Help?

Whether you need help outlining a Workday implementation roadmap, improving efficiency for your current Workday processes, or facilitating integrations across Workday and non-Workday systems, Surety Systems has you covered.

Our senior-level Workday consultants have the skills and experience to understand your project needs, build off of lessons learned and best practices, and prepare your internal teams for long-term success.

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